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CBS
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
involve international politics. steve sadler and his wife janice have owned a cleaner's in albany for 32 years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month every cent counts and the recycling is encourage. if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
is relatively low for a steve almost a million people but -- for a city of almost a million people but 12.5% higher than 2011. in contra costa county richmond has seen a dramatic decrease in homicides. 18 people having killed in richmond thisser. >> , the lowest number the city has seen since 2001. three years ago the city had 45 homicides. a likely factor is a big staffing increase at the richmond police department. it's gone from 40 officers to 190 in recent years. >>> 4:40. drag-racing is suspected in a crash that injured three people in the east bay. an out-of-control car slamming into a busy funeral home on clayton road in concord. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of a 1974 chevy nova. police say the teenager was going well over the 40-mile-per- hour speed limit and apparently racing another 16-year-old. a service was just beginning when the car crashed into the funeral chapel. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we thought it was an earthquake and saw the car careen into the building. i'm grateful to the priest for ushering everybody in. >> three people wer
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